Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Graves at Gladstone

My cousin Spike (Leonard) Jones took some photographs of the family graves in the Gladstone Cemetery. The plots seem to be well and truly overgrown with a hardy and not unattractive green shrub. Is it aloe vera? It looks a bit like it. Aloe Vera was used by the Greeks and the Egyptians and Romans as a bath additive. It grows wild in many parts of the world and is renowned for its ability to heal wounds and sunburn. Somehow it seems appropriate that Charlie and Polly Ross are lying beneath its protective fronds.

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